Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ABC Wednesday..."G" as in Grace

 Welcome to ABC Wednesday.  This week we are up to the letter "G" as in grace.

One of the definitions for grace is a short prayer or thankful phrase before or after eating.  In English reciting such a prayer is sometimes referred to as "saying grace."
I've always enjoyed the work of artist Norman Rockwell.  The above is one of my favorites.  It was  painted in 1951 for the cover of the Saturday Evening Post's November 24, 1951 issue.  It's called "Saying Grace."

This is a picture of our cat Grace.  She lived to be about 21 years old.
She literally arrived on our doorstep the night before Thanksgiving in 1993.  I had the front porch decorated with a life size scarecrow sitting on a bale of hay.  Grace was only a kitten and she apparently decided the scarecrow's lap looked comfortable and curled up and went to sleep.  My son's friend came to the front door and found her.  He brought her inside and we fed her.

The next day my husband went around the neighborhood asking if anyone had lost a kitten.  He was told that she belonged to some people on the next street, but they had gone away for Thanksgiving.  So, we kept her until they returned.  Only they didn't want her.  She had been hanging around their yard for a while and they had fed her, but really weren't interested in keeping her.  They said we could have her if we wanted...and the rest is history.

We decided to name her Grace because grace always comes before Thanksgiving Dinner.  She turned out to be one of the sweetest cats we've ever adopted.  She was never old until a week or so before she died.  Even as a senior citizen she would occasionally still play with a cat toy.  Because she was so old I had almost convinced myself that she would go on forever, but sadly we lost her on April 9, 2014.  I always said that Grace chose us.

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  1. For what we are about to receive....
    Isn't it nice when it's a dear cat.

  2. What a wonderful choice for G. A very special and meaningfull word, which is always part of my life. There is so much to be gratefull for isn't there?

    Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  3. Love your cat Grace


  4. Oh what a gift for all of you ~ such a dear cat and lived a long life ~ Great post for G ~ ^_^


  5. I love Grace. I love people saying grace before dinner. I like the N. Rockwell photo - actually all of his. Your cat Grace seemed wonderful,
    And my favorite GRACE is the grace God gave us to take our sins away.

  6. What a lovely post, Betty! My parents love that NR painting. We still say grace before our meals. We will hopefully never forget God's blessings for us including our food. Your cat Grace was a sweetie.

  7. I agree with you, Betty. Grace chose you because you are full of grace.

  8. Very cute cat and graceful.

  9. ginseng tastes bitter and is an acquired taste.

  10. In Singapore, I was with Cat Cafe and help rescue strays.

  11. What a nice story with a happy end for Grace ! My Pookie died two month ago also 20 !


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